Volunteers are being recruited for the event planning committee to ensure the April 21 and 22 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Barbara is a success, organizers said.
Relay For Life is a fundraiser that allows participants from all walks of life – including patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers – celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.
“Relay For Life is a community owned, volunteer driven event that is as much an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as it is a fund raiser,” said Lindsey Lockshaw, Relay for Life Manager. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer.”
Relay For Life is a family oriented, team event where participants walk around a track relay-style overnight. Teams of cancer-fighting enthusiasts will gather and camp out at Bishop Diego High School on April 21 and 22 to show their support. Volunteers from the Santa Barbara community are needed to begin planning for the event, Lockshaw said.
Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support and underwrite, coordinate logistics, obtain food and refreshment donors, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way. To join the Relay For Life in Santa Barbara as a volunteer or team participant, call the American Cancer Society at (805) 560-6573, visit www.RelayForLife.org/SantaBarbaraCa or e-mail Lockshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional divisions and offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers. For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.